Cagiva Navigator

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10. Cagiva Navigator (2000+)

A great bike never imported in large enough numbers to make an impact on the UK market. It’s more upright sports bike than off road continent crosser. The TL engine seems much peppier than in rivals like the V-Strom and the handling on road tyres and comparatively firm suspension’s tight and tidy.  Due to scarcity and concerns about parts backup and Cagiva in general, prices are usefully low. Not enough machines have been sold to identify problems but some had issues with batteries leaking; swopping to sealed ones solved this. A decent bike for playing but you’d be brave to take one round the world. Overall, a bit of a lottery.

Engine: 996cc, 8-valve, injected, V-twin Power: 99bhp Torque: 70 lb/ft Weight: 210kg Top Speed: 135mph